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Wood Origin Country: Throughout the northeast United States and into Canada, especially around the great lakes area.
Hardness and Strength: Maple shows a moderate level of hardness with its Janka rating at 1450.
Maple is a very significant tree in the east of North America hardwood forests. Its normal height usually reaches 50 to 80 feet tall, with sometimes unusual height of up to 150 feet. The Sugar Maple tree is one of the most important trees in Canada for being the major big source for maple syrup, one of the biggest industries in Canada. Thanks to the Maple Wood easy reproduction and transplantation, and to its pretty fast growing speed it is very popular as a street or a garden tree in a lot of places.